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Handcrafted acoustic guitars made from solid tonewoods and featuring beautiful inlay detailing and options for all players. The hallmarks of American design are at your fingertips. BANJOS: Legendary craftsmanship and amazing features, Recording King banjos are simply the best banjos money can buy. Bluegrass and open back models have genuine pre-war replica parts and are championed by leading professionals. Get that classic sound with a Recording King instrument.

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Guardian Hardshell Banjo Case - Bluegrass Cases & Gig Bags
Guardian Hardshell Banjo Case - Bluegrass Cases & Gig Bags
Combines all the necessary elements for a high-quality, reliable case that provides excellent protection for your instrument. This case is a fantastic value at this low price and it comes with a limited lifetime warranty.
Product# CG-020-J
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Recording King Songster Banjo RK-R20 - Bluegrass Instruments
Recording King Songster Banjo RK-R20 - Bluegrass Instruments
With its sharp attack and minimal sustain, this banjo is a great beginning resonator model. The banjo features an inlaid M.O.P. peghead inlay and heart-shaped position markers, plus a rolled brass, hoop tone ring, planetary tuners and a bound rosewood fretboard.
Product# RK-R20
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Recording King Classic Series II Mahogany RD-26 Guitar - Bluegrass Instruments
Recording King Classic Series II Mahogany RD-26 Guitar - Bluegrass Instruments
The Classic Series II acoustic guitar is arguably the most incredible value you can find in an all-solid guitar. Featuring a solid Engelmann spruce top, solid mahogany back and sides, and a one-piece mahogany neck, each handcrafted guitar has a loud, expressive acoustic tone and excellent playability.
Product# RD-26
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Recording King Classic Series II Rosewood RD-27 Guitar - Bluegrass Instruments
Recording King Classic Series II Rosewood RD-27 Guitar - Bluegrass Instruments
The Classic Series II acoustic guitar is arguably the most incredible value you can find in an all-solid guitar. Featuring a solid Engelmann spruce top, solid rosewood back and sides, and a one-piece mahogany neck, each handcrafted guitar has a loud, expressive acoustic tone and excellent playability.
Product# RD-27
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Recording King Classic Herringbone 000 - Bluegrass Instruments
Recording King Classic Herringbone 000 - Bluegrass Instruments
This model has herringbone top purfling. This pattern provides great aesthetic appeal for traditional players. Made with all-solid woods and featuring the most authentic pre-war-style features, this classic guitar is perfect for all styles of playing.
Product# R0-126
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Recording King Classic Herringbone Mahogany RD-126 Guitar - Bluegrass Instruments
Recording King Classic Herringbone Mahogany RD-126 Guitar - Bluegrass Instruments
Beautiful new guitar featuring herringbone top purfling. This pattern provides great aesthetic appeal for traditional players. Made with all-solid woods and featuring the most authentic pre-war-style features, this classic guitar is perfect for all styles of playing. Solid Sitka spruce top and solid mahogany back and sides.
Product# RD-126
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Recording King Contemporary Series II Mahogany Dreadnaught - Bluegrass Instruments
Recording King Contemporary Series II Mahogany Dreadnaught - Bluegrass Instruments
With modern styling, original detailing and superior craftsmanship, Contemporary Series guitars bring authentic acoustic traditions to the 21st century.
Product# RDC-56
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Recording King Classic Herringbone Rosewood 000 - Bluegrass Instruments
Recording King Classic Herringbone Rosewood 000 - Bluegrass Instruments
This model has herringbone top purfling. This pattern provides great aesthetic appeal for traditional players. Made with all-solid woods and featuring the most authentic pre-war-style features, this classic guitar is perfect for all styles of playing.
Product# R0-127
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Recording King Classic Herringbone Rosewood RD-127 Guitar - Bluegrass Instruments
Recording King Classic Herringbone Rosewood RD-127 Guitar - Bluegrass Instruments
Beautiful new guitar featuring herringbone top purfling. This pattern provides great aesthetic appeal for traditional players. Made with all-solid woods and featuring the most authentic pre-war-style features, this classic guitar is perfect for all styles of playing. Solid Sitka spruce top and solid rosewood back and sides.
Product# RD-127
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Recording King Classic Abalone 000 - Bluegrass Instruments
Recording King Classic Abalone 000 - Bluegrass Instruments
This model has a beautiful abalone rosette and abalone purfling on the top. Made with all-solid woods and featuring the most authentic pre-war-style features, this classic guitar is perfect for all styles of playing.
Product# R0-227
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Recording King Classic Abalone RD-227 Guitar - Bluegrass Instruments
Recording King Classic Abalone RD-227 Guitar - Bluegrass Instruments
This model has a beautiful abalone rosette and abalone purfling on the top. Made with all-solid woods and featuring the most authentic pre-war-style features, this classic guitar is perfect for all styles of playing. The Classic Series with abalone has a solid Sitka spruce top, solid East Indian rosewood back and sides, fully scalloped forward-x bracing, a one-piece mahogany neck, a vintage-style beveled pickguard and an ebony fretboard and vintage-style slot-through bridge.
Product# RD-227
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Recording King Contemporary Series II Rosewood Dreadnaught - Bluegrass Instruments
Recording King Contemporary Series II Rosewood Dreadnaught - Bluegrass Instruments
With modern styling, original detailing and superior craftsmanship, Contemporary Series guitars bring authentic acoustic traditions to the 21st century.
Product# RDC-57
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Recording King Melody King Banjo RK-R50 - Bluegrass Instruments
Recording King Melody King Banjo RK-R50 - Bluegrass Instruments
With a mahogany resonator and premium pre-war-style features, the Melody King banjo is the best introductory model with classic Recording King components. The Melody King features a 3-ply steam-bent maple rim with a perfectly flat bearing edge for maximum acoustic contact with the head. It also has nickel-plated hardware, a M.O.P. "fan" headstock and fretboard inlay, a mahogany resonator, a one-piece mahogany neck, a rosewood fretboard and American Standard thread hardware.
Product# RK-R50
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The Sonny Osborne Scout - Bluegrass Instruments
The Sonny Osborne Scout - Bluegrass Instruments
Legendary bluegrass artist Sonny Osborne worked exclusively with Recording King to create this outstanding signature banjo! Featuring custom features selected by the bluegrass icon, the Osborne Scout features the classic Recording King peghead with Osborne’s name and arrowhead design in M.O.P., as well as a patterned arrowhead fretboard inlay with Sonny Osborne’s signature block in M.O.P. printed on the 12th fret.
Product# RK-SCOUT
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Recording King Professional Banjo RK-R80 - Bluegrass Instruments
Recording King Professional Banjo RK-R80 - Bluegrass Instruments
The Professional resonator banjo combines classic pre-war style features and desirable modern touches to create the ultimate bluegrass banjo. This model features a mahogany resonator, mahogany neck, bound ebony fretboard, American Standard thread hardware, 20-hole tone ring and a 3-ply rim. Designed by Greg Rich, this model recalls the most supremely crafted banjos from the Golden Age of musical instruments.
Product# RK-R80
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Recording King Professional Banjo Gold RK-R82 - Bluegrass Instruments
Recording King Professional Banjo Gold RK-R82 - Bluegrass Instruments
The Professional resonator banjo combines classic pre-war style features and desirable modern touches to create the ultimate bluegrass banjo. This model features a mahogany resonator, mahogany neck, bound ebony fretboard, American Standard thread hardware, 20-hole tone ring and a 3-ply rim. Designed by Greg Rich, this model recalls the most supremely crafted banjos from the Golden Age of musical instruments.
Product# RK-R82
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Recording King Solist Banjo RK-R85-SN - Bluegrass Instruments
Recording King Solist Banjo RK-R85-SN - Bluegrass Instruments
This resonator banjo combines classic pre-war style features and desirable modern touches to create the ultimate bluegrass banjo. This model features a flamed maple resonator, figured maple neck, bound ebony fretboard, American Standard thread hardware, 20-hole tone ring and a 3-ply rim. Designed by Greg Rich, this model recalls the most supremely crafted banjos from the Golden Age of musical instruments.
Product# RK-R85-SN
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Recording King Solist Banjo Gold RK-R87-SN - Bluegrass Instruments
Recording King Solist Banjo Gold RK-R87-SN - Bluegrass Instruments
This resonator banjo combines classic pre-war style features and desirable modern touches to create the ultimate bluegrass banjo. This model features a flamed maple resonator, figured maple neck, bound ebony fretboard, American Standard thread hardware, 20-hole tone ring and a 3-ply rim. Designed by Greg Rich, this model recalls the most supremely crafted banjos from the Golden Age of musical instruments.
Product# RK-R87-SN
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Recording King Artist Deluxe Banjo RK-R97-SN - Bluegrass Instruments
Recording King Artist Deluxe Banjo RK-R97-SN - Bluegrass Instruments
The beautifully engraved Artist Deluxe model is a complete revival of the most classic Recording King banjos. With genuine gold-plated hardware, a delicate floral engraving on the hoop and armrest, and a flamed maple resonator, this is the most premium Recording King model available.
Product# RK-R97-SN
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Recording King Artist Supreme Banjo RK-R99-SN - Bluegrass Instruments
Recording King Artist Supreme Banjo RK-R99-SN - Bluegrass Instruments
With an elegant vine fretboard inlay and premium parts modeled from the original pre-war models, Recording King has created a true classic with its Artist Supreme vine resonator banjo. The Artist Supreme is the most meticulously crafted resonator model available from Recording King. As with most Recording King banjos, there is no doubt this model will become more precious with time.
Product# RK-R99-SN
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Recording King California Banjo RB-012 - Bluegrass Instruments
Recording King California Banjo RB-012 - Bluegrass Instruments
With a sweet, rich tone and a lightweight design, the California is a traditional open back banjo that's a great way to master old-time playing.
Product# RB-012
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Recording King California Deluxe Banjo RB-024 - Bluegrass Instruments
Recording King California Deluxe Banjo RB-024 - Bluegrass Instruments
The California Deluxe has original detailing and a sweet open back tone players love. Select ebony graces the fretboard, the heel cap and the peghead overlay for extra-fine craftsmanship. The unique peghead inlay was designed by Greg Rich and features a traditional floral pattern.
Product# RB-024
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Recording King NE Plus Ultra Banjo RB-036 - Bluegrass Instruments
Recording King NE Plus Ultra Banjo RB-036 - Bluegrass Instruments
The Ne Plus Ultra is the most incredibly crafted, meticulously detailed open back banjo in the Recording King collection. The beauty of this model is immediate: the stunning "Tree of Life" abalone inlay on the peghead and fretboard was designed by Greg Rich and demonstrates his appreciation for the traditional pre-war style.
Product# RB-036
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